A Millennial Girl

Poetry

Vaishali Paliwal
Sep 21 · 2 min read
Photo by Tommy Tong on Unsplash

I can’t remember now

When a screen was slipped

Into my mud hands

Busy in their nature

Molding and unfolding

Life without the knowledge

Of a little more

Of another newer horizon

Every passing moment

With one more click

Of another newer promise

To satisfy my

Changing chemicals

Putting more gold in the

Mouth of the new revolution

That took only

My few years of youth

To implant its text

When evolution of my brain

Was thousands of years

Of play

And so I am just a finger now

With human desires

At the mercy of algorithms

Just a lost girl

With machines in my hands

I think I know what to do with

But I no longer know why

~

Vaishali Paliwal


Inspired by the below brilliant article by Avantika Mehra shedding light on why we are where we are and the many challenges of Millennials we truly have never understood; rather we just generalize my generation to be just mindless app and device users on their way to another island adding to their travel badges and eating a vegan sandwich while they are at it. There is a lot more going on here that the author below covers exceptionally well. I am an early Millennial which is another fucked up category going through unique challenges of its own that I shall go over at some other time.

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Vaishali Paliwal

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Poetess at work. There will be beauty. There will be havoc. Twitter @VaishPali

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